Saturday, February 16, 2008

Stop jerking gadget for $2,906.00

Somebody was ready to pay $2,906.00 for an unusual antique - an anti-masturbation device.The rare 19th century item is made of copper and was designed to be worn by boys so they could not commit the 'sin'.Attached to a belt it would have encased the genitalia.The bizarre antique dates back to around 1880 and was used in Catholic France.It is being offered for sale on auction website eBay with a starting price of £750.Seller David Burns, of Curious Science,says that during a quarter of a century dealing in medical curiosities he has never had one for sale. It is described as an 'extremely rare anti-masturbation device dating from 1880'. The listing continues: "The copper, shaped device was attached to a belt and worn by boys as a means of preventing nocturnal emissions."
"This is the first example we have offered for sale in 24 years. The condition is excellent. Three and half inches top to base."(read more on Rex)

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